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The Future of Admissions

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2021 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

Among all aspects of higher education, admissions is perhaps the most tradition-bound. The COVID-19 pandemic upended that legacy system — from test-optional admissions to campus visits. Now, at a time when the U.S. is entering a demographic downturn in the number of college-going students, a debate has emerged about what changes from this year should stick for the long run. In this session, higher education futurist Jeff Selingo outlines what the future of admissions might look like.


Jeffrey Selingo

Higher Education Futurist, Bestselling Author | Contributor, The Atlantic and The Washington Post

Jeff Selingo has written about higher education for more than two decades and is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. His latest book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, was published in September 2020 and was named among the 100 Notable Books of the year by the New York Times. A regular contributor to The Atlantic, Jeff is a special advisor for innovation and professor of practice at Arizona State University. He also co-hosts the podcast, FutureU and is editor of the newsletter, Next.